Hugo Broos threatens to dump Cameroon over poor welfare, 315,000 euros debt

Cameroon players lift their coach, Hugo Broos, in celebration after beating Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville…on Sunday. PHOTO: AFP.

Cameroon Coach, Hugo Broos says he would be forced to abandon the African champions if his seven months wages totaling 315,000 euros (about N122.9 million) were not settled before the Indomitable Lions’ Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in August.

According to, Broos said at a press conference on Tuesday after Cameroon’s 1-2 loss to Guinea in an international friendly that he would have no option than to quit his position owing to poor working conditions and lack of funding.

“I worked for a year to get to that level. The players followed me throughout the course and I think they were able to reverse the situation. I’m wondering. I wonder if I should continue with Cameroon? ” Broos said.

Apart from Broos’ wages, there are issues on the players’ welfare, including allegations that basic amenities, including adequate diet, are not provided the team.

“Because if you work the same way as the others have done and each time the same mistakes happen again, then I tell myself that it is not possible to continue with Cameroon.

“I will reflect on my future. Because if players who prepare for a game and do not have their meal at noon, while people sit for 10 days in their chairs and do not give a damn, that can not be accepted.”

Cameroon have drawn their first two games in the World Cup qualifiers – against Algeria and Zambia – and will trail Nigeria by seven points if they lose to the Super Eagles in the next round.

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